Why would I need to worry about finger injuries from a garage door when I plan to have an automatic opener installed with my new door?
A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found over 68,000 serious finger injuries resulting from a person mistakenly placing his/her fingers in the wrong place on a garage door. Further studies showed that 85-90% of those injuries took place with doors equipped with automatic openers that had failed due to power outages, defects, misaligned eye-beams, etc. Indeed, all people are vulnerable to such an injury if their door does not address entrapment issues.
What are the advantages of an insulated garage door?
We live in an area with great diversity in the weather. In summer, an insulated door will help keep the summer sun from overheating the inside of your garage. In the winter, it will help contain any heat in the garage, typically keeping the inside of your garage warmer than the outside temperatures. Since the insulation absorbs sound, your new door will also operate more quietly than a non-insulated door. The steel back on the insulation will also make your door stronger. As a bonus, the insulation adds a “finished” look to the inside of your garage door and the white color will brighten the interior of your garage.
I like the way windows look and how they dress up a home. But many doors in my neighborhood have windows, and some of them have turned yellow and look awful now. Why?
Most manufacturers put in the window design overlays as they come from their supplier. They are molded to color. But this material left outdoors will yellow in a short time. Martin Garage Doors utilizes a special coating process that prevents yellowing. And the Lifetime guarantee assures you that you will not have this unsightly problem. Also our design overlays are double-thick to help keep their shape.
When I replace my old wood door with a new steel section, do I have to change my automatic opener too? It's not too old and seems to be working fine.
Depending on certain circumstances, it's entirely up to you. Your opener must be able to reverse upon hitting a 2x4 laid flat on the floor. Also, your opener needs to be 10 feet long (for a 7' tall door). Keep in mind that the new openers have great safety and security features that the old ones do not have.